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Newsletter for Veterans and active military

New eligibility criteria: VA recently proposed new rules for Veteran community care that include six new eligibility criteria for Veterans under the VA MISSION Act, which was signed into law by … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

VA extends Agent Orange presumption: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to process Agent Orange exposure claims for “Blue Water Navy” Veterans who served … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA to reduce rates for life insurance: On July 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reduced Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)monthly premium rates from 7 cents per … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

SGLI/VGLI U premiums decreasing: The costs of Service members’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family Service members’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) will be decreasing on July 1, 2019. … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Hiding guns in wheelchairs: The Department of Veterans Affairs now has a policy requiring veterans in wheelchairs to switch to ones provided by the facility during emergency room visits to make … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty personnel

Office unveils new path to speed up appeals decisions: “Tired of waiting” is a phrase often associated with appeals. But since the implementation of the Appeals Modernization Act, … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

The Air Force details its plan to overhaul the way officers are promoted: The Air Force on Friday detailed plans to break out most of its officer career fields into six newly created promotion … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Walgreens HERO program to hire 5,000 veterans: Walgreens recently announced a commitment to hire 5,000 Veterans over the course of five years though their Helping Veterans with Educational and … more

An Open Letter

An address to whomever may find this relevant, or who cares to know passing glimpses of another’s life: my name is J.D. Wright. I am driving down Tamarack, 10 p.m., eyes coated with … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA may have incorrect addresses for 25,000 veterans: The Department of Veterans Affairs has notified veterans in several states that the address the agency has on file for them may have been … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Newsletter for Veterans and active military VA appeals status tracker-how to check the status of your claim: Knowing what stage of the appeals process your claim is in can help you avoid … more

Note of thanks

Dear Editor: With great full hearts we would like to thank everyone that came out to support the benefit dinner for Troy Don Farr. A special thank you to his dear friend Larry Shaw. Your … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Supreme Court delays final ruling on ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam veterans benefits: As reported by Leo Shane III for Military Times, the Supreme Court this week granted a 30-day extension to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

S. 374 and H.R. 1092, the Service members and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2019: This legislation will codify VA regulations regarding the adjudication of claims for mental health … more

Lucas congratulates Colson Roberts on academy appointment

To the editor: Throughout the long history of the United States, Americans have answered the call of service. From protecting the freedoms of our newly formed nation during the American Revolution … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA predicts bumpy rollout of Mission Act: As reported April 10 by Eric Katz for Government Executive, the Trump administration is issuing late warnings that its rollout of a new program to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA disability system update: Administration officials this year are re-upping a series of reforms to the veterans disability system they estimate would cut down on tens of thousands of unneeded … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Bill expanding veteran volunteer guardianship program passes Oklahoma House: Senate Bill 931, by Sen. Paul Rosino (R-Oklahoma City) and Rep. Nicole Miller (R-Edmond) establishes the Veterans … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

VA recommends dropping legal challenge over ‘blue water’ Navy veterans’ benefits: Veterans Affairs leaders will not recommend appealing a federal court ruling to award disability … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Retiring judge calls VA appeals system a ‘Tragedy’: We have all complained about the VA appeals system and we all said that it is a nightmare. Maybe someone will now listen to us since … more
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